Reconfiguring 2023

I’ve been keenly aware of the energy of this year of 2023, even before the calendar turned.

Indications began in August and have continued to build. This year, I am absolutely certain, will be nothing like 2020, 2021 or 2022. I paused after writing that sentence. How to describe what I feel is coming? I glanced again, at the photo here I am including in this article. It’s a pretty good metaphor and a reasonable place to start.

Packing Up

One of my absolute favorite “manifesting” stories has to do with this, my Augusta Kansas Wellness studio space. I began to daydream about a cute little storefront in my local town, one that had big windows and natural light “just like that old abandoned dog grooming spot” across from the post office. I spent a couple of years imagining a cool little spot in town becoming available. And not only did a space become available, it was that exact space!

At the time it was an absolute disaster and mess. Internally it was filled with garbage. The wonderful original wooden floors were covered with multiple layers of moldering vinyl. The high charming historic tin ceilings were hidden by a low hanging plaster replacement studded with rows of flawed and flickering fluorescent banks of light. The gorgeous solid brick walls were covered with stomach turning acid yellow laminate, and that wall had an ancient paper border of a ridiculous parade of cartoon puppies at a canine party. The tiny powder room in back, with its equally tiny, stained, broken and unacceptable fixtures looked like it came straight out of a horror film. And yet…

As I stood amidst the decay and debris, I felt into the energy. No one knew if the tin or wood would be salvageable in the remodel. Neither had been in the similar space next door, the odds were not favorable. The owner of the building said to me, hopeful to gain a new tenant, “If you agree to rent this space, I will begin demolition tomorrow.”

I continued to feel, deeper into the space. I reached into the energy of the foundations, past the garbage and plastic, beyond the filth and debris, behind the ridiculous collection of faded dancing cartoon puppies. Would this space work? Would it contain the elements I needed, not only for myself but for my clients who would come for healings and students who would come for learning?

The answer came quickly and solidly. Yes. Yes it would. And it did. The wood floor appeared nearly unscathed. The tin ceiling tiles needed only a handful of replacements. The powder room was updated and the walls uncovered. That was in 2014 and the ensuing years in Augusta have been nothing short of spectacular. The discoveries, miracles and healings that happened in that space exceeded my wildest dreams.

But late last summer- the energy shifted. My time in the space was coming to an end. I gave my notice last month and have been slowly moving items out and my days here are almost complete. I took this photograph one afternoon last week as I looked at the light streaming in. I have loved this space, and I will miss it, but it is time to go.

2023 to me seems a bit like what it felt like that day long ago when I stood in the room looking around at what was visible. Filth, debris, cast off items, forgotten and abandoned dreams. This was the undeniable reality and there were no guarantees about what would be found during or after demolition of the old, crumbling, unusable reality.

Its exactly what 2023 feels like to me. We cannot thrive in the world that currently exists. It is crumbling, it is old, unworkable, scary and dirty, and – in so many ways – it is simply ridiculous. But I can, and so many others can, feel the New Earth underneath. We can sense the hidden beauty. It is there. It is ours to uncover. Step one is the demolition. One must bring down the old, to reimagine and reconfigure. It will be hard, and it will absolutely be messy, but it simply must be done.


  1. Kurtis Miller on January 16, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Like to know what you think & feel!
    Thank you,

  2. Denise Johnson on January 16, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Yes, oh yes! I feel the energy. It’s building. I know 2023 is going to be spectacular.❤️💫🙏❤️

  3. Eva Reese on January 16, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Perfect picture and super story for what you have realized. We can not help but agree and resonate so well with this beautiful insight. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  4. raven nickerson on January 16, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Candice* I have also been feeling the new under my feet* miracles have followed miracles and the wonders keep arriving at our feet*
    I love your courage to move forward into the unknown* I feel so few folks to have this conversation with beyond my beloved husband* We just feel through it all and know what we know* we are in some way already there for so long but this is palatable* what I would call real for me*
    sending great love sister* in joy this flow into new new * Raven, Montana mountain wombyn*

  5. Terri M (Australia) on January 16, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Dear Candace,
    Thankyou for your shares. I read most of your emails but have not commented. I remember communicating with you many years ago as an early student myself of Dolores (2007-8) as you set up our student base of contacts. Your energy is so healing and caring and youthful, I can feel how your healing has expanded deeply. So I read this latest email with a few tears as I had old times remembered for myself, at having moved from special empowered and empowering spaces, as needs must. I felt a little the way you describe, late last year. That however was quickly dissolved as I leaned further into the new vibration of 2023, and then did a reading for someone. I felt an overwhelming energy of a massive wave of really rolling back more and revealing great Lighted garden, tree’d and evolved planet life. Some will not see it and do not want to, for the old life suits them. But time will unfold and this messiness is being swept away, washed away by this enormous incoming wave – that has been prayed for and invited and urged to come BY US, for US! Yahoo! Love the new vibe coming in. Still will be some messiness as all transitions have, but will be dissolved much quicker now. I too am continuing to hold my own qigong classes which I have evolved, with a few people at a time. One of my true ancient passions 🙂 Blessings, Love Terri <3 P.S. Looking at the old posts re Dolores hotel – that was really interesting.

  6. Sophie Guellati-Salcedo on January 21, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Wishing you all the best, Candace, for this New Year. May 2023 unfold, seeing all of us surfing the most benevolent and inspiring timeline there can be.
    Changes are always destabilizing at first, like all renovation projects. I personally had to close my physical office in August 2020, so I remember how to felt to leave a familiar place that witnessed its own string of healing sessions. My furniture is still patiently waiting for its new beginnings in a nice and dry storage. Maybe we need to let some time pass by before we can envision the next chapter of our lives unfold and manifest our new reality.

    • candacecrawgoldman on March 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm

      All in good time, yes, rushing things is not usually the best. I wish you the best outcome Sophie!

  7. Nelta Scara on January 23, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Candace, thank you for sharing this beautiful adventure. I too have felt an energy shift. My holidays were good but something underneath was off. I couldn’t put my finger on it but I was so happy to move on.

    Within a few days later I felt a deep release and my vibration is high and I feel more balanced. I feel 2023 is bringing happier, more joyful times!

    Living in gratitude,

    • candacecrawgoldman on March 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you dear Nelta, I do appreciate you. 🙂